Space Activity Suit
Since the 1960s, NASA has also investigated spacesuits that utilize mechanical pressure rather than pressurized gas to protect an astronaut. Such a “space activity suit” is essentially an allover skin-tight leotard, which would be very lightweight and provide far less impediments to motion than traditional spacesuits. As well, a small tear in the suit would only affect the area exposed by the hole rather than cause a potentially deadly decompression event. The only area of the suit that would need to be pressurized is the astronaut’s helmet.
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This isn’t a sci-fi movie set; it’s the world’s first commercial spaceport, and it was dedicated in New Mexico today.
The $209 million facility, financed by both Virgin and New Mexico, will house Virgin Galactic’s two spacecraft, mission control and what is sure to be a swanky waiting area for those preparing to liftoff.
Branson once predicted Virgin would take its first flight to space in 2007 but that goal has been pushed back. Now he expects test flights to begin next year. Soon after, the WhiteKnightTwo will begin taking the 455 people who have purchased $200,000 tickets into the sky for the most expensive 2.5 hours of their lives.